Last updated on August 13th, 2017 at 02:05 pm
I found myself thinking about that freshness blend into a cheesecake-y thing a few weeks ago when I was going to bed.
Tossing and turning in my sleep that night I couldn’t wait to turn my idea into reality the next day.
Needless to say the next day – I had bought everything to make what turned out to be the freshest tastiest “cheesecake”.
And if you use GF oats – also gluten free.
Plus if you don’t even want to make a crust – just leave it. You’ll save yourself some time and you can commit to the best part – the mind-blowing naturally sweet gluten-free orange-cashew-coconut filling. I think next time I won’t be making a crust here.
But if you’re looking for something tangy, vibrant, fresh, yet creamy, light and awesome – you might find these little cups just right.
In fact let’s not call them cheesecake cups. Cheese cannot live up to the awesomeness of these magnificent cups.
I used to not like vegan cheesecake – I tried to make one once upon a time, tasted it and decided it could not resemble vomit more. I asked my dog – “Does this taste like vomit?”. He just ate it all.
That’s a lie. I don’t have a dog – it was me.
But these magnificent cups right here have nothing in common with that old stinky cheesecake – they’re fresh, sweet, but not too sweet, creamy and just wonderful.
It feels right to devour them daily – loaded with heart-healthy nuts and only 1 tsp of antibacterial honey (if you decide to make the crust).
It’s all sweet enough from the natural sweetness of the orange, coconut and cashew nuts. The 1 tsp honey is for the omega-3 and antioxidant-rich base.
The other good thing about these cups is that they’re raw – so all the good stuff remains in there. You can freeze them and eat them day by day for 1 or two weeks and then make them again. That’s what I do and it makes me insanely happy.
As they’re raw – they don’t hold together that well when they’re not frozen – so I just let them unfreeze a little (around 3-4 min) and then hello heaven.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS
These orange coconut cups are:
- high protein
- high fiber
One of my favorite things about these raw orange coconut cups is that they help you produce yourself some collagen almost for free, because they’re high in vitamin C – and vitamin C, in case you don’t know it – makes wrinkles disappear.
WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED?
Make sure you get organic oranges for this recipe because we need the peel as well and it shouldn’t contain those carcinogens that are used for preserving this amazing fruit. You only need one orange for this.
You’ll also need some silicone cups (this sounds wrong) for these.
It makes it easier to pop them out, but it takes a while until you have all the base spread.
The best part of this orange coconut beauty bites is however the filling – therefore you can even omit the base – it’s healthy on its own, not only raw, high-vitamin C and vegan but also gluten-free and it’s a lot faster.